Casey Manning

Chickasaw Council office, 901-327-4193

Key Volunteers

District Chairman: Tom Janoush

District Commissioner: John Mullins

Vice Chairman of Program: Candy Davis
Advancement: Will Sledge
Training: Lori Burchfield
Camping: Greg Korb

Emerging Markets:  Bolivar - Lane Riley,  Coahoma/Quitman - Lorenzo Windless



The Tallaha District covers all of Sunflower, Quitman, Coahoma, Bolivar Counties, including Cleveland and Clarksdale, Mississippi. 

District Events & News

Hello Scouters,                  
First I want to thank all units for participating in the Akela Cub at Camp Currier this year.  It is a perfect time for new Scouts to go on their first campout and experience nature as all other Scouts have and should. When we recruit new Scouts we promise them that they will have the opportunity to experience the outdoors and Akela Cub is a great way to do that.                 

Next I want to thank all units for a successful popcorn sale this year.  The Tallaha District had an increase over 2012 and we also had a several new units join the sale this year.  Keith Fulcher (TA Product Sales Chairman) did an awesome job this in organizing units, pick location, and marketing the sale.  There are too many people to thank for helping unload and load the product on Thursday, but I am grateful for everyone’s help.


 Boy Scout from Troop 4412
in Cleveland MS helping with
the Delta Warehouse distribution. 



Thank you to all the Units that attended the Popcorn Kickoff at Delta State.  



  Pack 4002 Blue and Gold Banquet
Congratulation Scouts of Pack 4002
   Pack 23 Blue and Gold Banquet. 
Congratulations Scout of pack 23



Congratulations to Lori Burchfield on the Silver Beaver Award. 

The Silver Beaver is highest award that a Volunteer can achieve in the Council. The award is made for noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by registered Scouters, Cub Scouters, Varsity Scouters, and Venturing leaders within the Council service area.  Lori is the Scoutmaster of Troop 4004 at the First United Methodist Church in Clarksdale, MS. Congratulations again Lori on such a great award. 

Tallaha District’s Program Specialist Landon Fisher working with Scouts from Myrtle Hall 4 
Troop 23 Court of Honor
The pack Crossed over 9 boys into the Scout Troop.  Congratulations on becoming Boy Scouts. 


Will Sledge was presented the District Award of Merit from Board President Tom Janoush at the Boy Scouts of America Annual Leaders' Banquet. The District Award of Merit is the highest honor that a volunteer can receive at the District level. Will serves as a Scout Leader for Pack and Troop 2 chartered by the 1st Presbyterian Church in Cleveland. He also serves on the Friends of Scouting committee, nominating committee, District Advancement committee, District Committee and the Eagle Board of Review committee. Will is an Eagle Scout from Troop 2.

The Tallaha District of the Chickasaw Council Boy Scouts of America hosted it annual Pinewood Derby Race Saturday February 23rd at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Clarksdale, MS.  Cub Scouts from Bolivar, Coahoma, Sunflower, and Quitman Counties participated in this historical event.

Every participant receives a participation ribbon for entering and the winners are awarded trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishes.  There are also trophies for Most Original Design and Best of Show. 

This year’s winners include from Left to Right:  2nd place Chase Youngblood from Pack 4004 in Clarksdale, Best in Show: Adam Dean from Pack 4002 in Cleveland, 1st place: Nathaniel Rushing from Pack 4004 in Clarksdale, 3rd place: Connor Story from Pack 23 in Cleveland and Most Original Design: Will Griffin from Pack 4004 in Clarksdale.  

Congratulations to all the winners from this year’s race.  




Scouts from all over the Delta participated in the Birds in your back yard event February 16th 2013 at Stoneville, MS. Cub Scouts worked on requirements for advancement, enjoy an outdoor event, practice good citizenship and participate in service project for the community. Instruction was given by the USDA Bottomland Hardwood Research Facility/Forest Service and in the woods on the property in Stoneville, MS. 

Pack 4071 getting up close and personal with a captured
White-throated Sparrow during one of the Birds in Your Backyard activities.

Pack 4071 helping out with the Birds in Your Backyard conservation project.


Troop 23 Scouts learn how to use a bow drill.

Scouts Construct Derby Stand

Candy Davis congratulates Josh Perry, of Shaw,
who was the “top popcorn salesperson” for Packs 5 and 23.

Josh sold over $2,500 worth of popcorn during the annual Scout Popcorn sale.  A total of $19,000 in sales were made this year by Packs 5 and 23. That figure tops the $18,000 in sales last year.

Scouts prepare for Cleveland Christmas Parade.
Pictures taken by Keith Fulcher





 “Mayor Billy Nowell talked to the boys of Boy Scout Troop 23 about how to be a good citizen and excel & be successful in life. He discussed the 3 SHIPS – Scholarship, Citizenship, Leadership. He also went over some key characteristics of being a good leader. He was a Boy Scout in Troop 23 years ago. The boys really enjoyed his visit.”
Pictures by Judy Raines



The Boy Scouts of America is an original United Way agency.